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2016 State Spectacular

Thursday, January 28, 2016 9:05 PM
The Spectacular includes a cast of 3000 Victorian government school students, working towards a common goal in a collaborative, competition-free environment. Its dual aim is to provide an invaluable performing arts opportunity to Victoria’s government school students and to showcase the enormous talent that exists in our schools. This all comes together in a 2-3 hour scripted show that celebrates a diversity of performance mediums, including choir, dance, vocal, drama, and orchestra. The Spectacular promotes student engagement and educational outcomes by boosting motivation and student attendance, building confidence and self-esteem, leadership skills, cooperation, collaboration, forging friendships and a sense of belonging. Students who participate in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular are provided with a unique opportunity to work with internationally renowned industry professionals across all disciplines, as well as the amazing experience of performing live in front of thousands of people. 
Our school has been selected to participate in the 2016 State School Spectacular held on Saturday 10th September at Hisense Arena Melbourne. In the next week, students in grade 5/6 will attend an information session about the Spectacular and then we will ask for expressions of interest. Students may be required to audition as there are very limited places (12-16). Students selected will need to commit to regular rehearsals, giving up some breaks to assist with fundraising, be prepared to spend 3 nights in Melbourne (with an approximate financial contribution of $100)
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EQ Parent Information Session

Thursday, January 28, 2016 9:04 PM
Family life is the first place that we learn to recognize, understand and manage our emotions. How can we, as parents, provide our children with the experiences that they will need to make sense of their feelings and the feelings of others? How can we demonstrate the importance of ‘choice’ when responding to our own feelings and the feelings of others? Join us for an interactive workshop to learn about how our school is working to create a positive emotional climate for learning and developing the social and emotional skills of our school leaders, teachers and students. Family members will learn about the science of emotional intelligence and how we are applying the skills of emotional intelligence in our school with RULER. You’ll learn how to use emotional intelligence to help build trusting relationships at home while developing skills that will serve your child for a lifetime. This parent information session will be facilitated by Rachel Saunders Date: Monday 15th February 2016   Time: 6-7pm Location: Computer Lab/Library (enter via door near A10) A light supper will be provided. Child Care: Child Care may be available if need is adequate.  To register your intent to participate (and whether or not you will require child care) please contact the front office on 60591955.
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Term 1 Welcome Ceremony

Thursday, January 28, 2016 9:03 PM
Our Term 1 Welcome Ceremony will be held on Friday 12th February at 9.00am in the MPR. The Welcome Ceremony is a way for us to welcome not only new students, but also their families into the Melrose School Community. 
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Foundation Family BBQ

Thursday, January 28, 2016 9:02 PM
On Monday 8th February, we will hold a BBQ for foundation students and their families. This is an opportunity for your children to share their experiences of school so far as well as for us to provide helpful tips and answer any questions you may have. We will also welcome students to the Melrose community with a symbolic toolbox (less daunting for our youngest students then doing it in front of the whole school at assembly) Further information will be made available next week. 
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Senior Swimming Lessons

Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:01 PM
Students who will be in Areas 1,2, 17 and 3 (Year 5's only) will be participating in swimming lessons with a qualified instructor on Friday 5th February, Monday 8th February through to 11th February with the carnival day on Friday 12th February 2016.  Students will required to be in full school uniform including hat, bring bathers and a towel.  The cost is covered once your swimming fee ($30) for 2016 has been paid. Permission notes have been sent home with students today and must be returned with payment to your child’s classroom teacher by Thursday 4th February. A  letter regarding parent fee payment for the 2016 year has been sent home with today’s newsletter. Note: CSEF (camp, sport & excursion fund) will be available  in 2016 for parents who are eligible. Please fill in this form and return it to the school office before the end of term 1. (If your child is attending swimming then we require this form to be returned prior to the commencement of these lessons).
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